Women-Only Weekend

RVAA Women Only Weekend 2016

Women Only Weekend is two days (Saturday & Sunday) of firearms training just for women covering everything from the basics to personal protection. Contact us to register for any of the courses or register for all four for only $225! Women Only Weekend is offered twice a year but the courses are offered individually throughout the year as well!

Saturday:
We’ll get started on Saturday at River Valley Arms & Ammo at 8am.  You’re welcome to bring your own lunch or snacks or we can take a break for lunch and you can run into town and grab a bite to eat!  We do have a full kitchen available to prepare meals in case you need a microwave, stove or oven. 

With both fundamentals courses, firearms and ammunition are provided but you are welcome to bring a firearm of your own if you’d like to learn more about it!  You will also need eye and ear protection for the range.  Prescription glasses are an acceptable form of eye protection.  And, FYI, we do have those available for purchase if you need them!

Firearm Fundamentals – 8am Saturday
Firearm Fundamentals is for people who are looking to learn more about the basics of firearms.  This course is a great course for people who are only familiar with one type of firearm or have never fired a gun before.

This course offers both a classroom and range element. It will cover the fundamentals of firearms including handgun, rifle and shotgun but focusing mostly on the long guns (rifle and shotgun).  It will cover safe handling practices, loading and unloading, and more.  

Handgun Fundamentals – 1pm Saturday
Handgun Fundamentals is for people who are looking to learn more about handguns.  This course focuses only on handguns (revolvers and semi-auto pistols).  It’s great for people who are new to firearms or are looking to learn more about handguns in general.  And yes, handguns are briefly covered in Firearm Fundamentals but you get a much more in-depth view of handguns during this course.  

This course offers both a classroom and range element. It will cover the fundamentals of handguns including safe handling practices, loading and unloading, and more.

After hours
Well, if you know anything about me, you know that I love guns and I love wine… however, not at the same time, of course!  So, I welcome you to join me for a glass of vino at one of our local wineries, Grandview Winery after we’re done with the fundamentals courses!

Sunday:
We have the same basic game plan for Sunday!  We’ll meet up at River Valley Arms & Ammo at 8am.  Again, you’re welcome to bring your own lunch or snacks or we can take a break for lunch and you can run into town and grab a bite to eat!  We do have a full kitchen available to prepare meals in case you need a microwave, stove or oven. 

Intro to Personal Defense – 8am Sunday

Intro to Personal Defense is a 2 hour, all classroom course. We all know that using a gun to protect your life or the life of someone else is an absolute last resort. This course offers the tactics and information to help you defend yourself without a firearm.

The class will cover situational awareness, hand-to-hand tactics, protection plans, unarmed against a gun tactics, and use of force.

Minnesota Permit to Carry – 10:30am Sunday
The Minnesota Permit to Carry (CCW) course is an 8 hour course but we typically get through the materials in about 6 hours, depending on class size.  The CCW course allows you carry a concealed handgun.  It also doubles as your permit to purchase.  The Minnesota Permit to Carry certificate is valid for 5 years.  

This course is for those who have a basic understanding of firearms.  The Firearm Fundamentals and Handgun Fundamentals courses give you the background you need to take this course. 

For the MN Permit to Carry course, you’ll need to bring a few things:

Your handgun (We’d prefer it if you brought the handgun you’re planning on carrying, however, it’s perfectly acceptable to borrow a firearm from a friend or relative if you don’t have one. We also have a handgun available for rent for $15.)

100 rounds of ammunition (If you do not have 100 rounds of ammunition, please contact us.  We may have it available for purchase or we will need to make arrangements for the qualifier.)

Eye & ear protection (Prescription glasses are acceptable for eye protection.  We have eye and ear protection available for purchase if you need it.)

If you have any questions about anything, please contact me, Heather, at 701-388-8659 or heather@rivervalleyarms.com

Cost
First of all, this isn’t an all-or-nothing deal.  You can pick and choose which classes you’d like to take.  If you are interested in taking the MN Permit to Carry class but you are already familiar with firearms, and handguns in particular, you don’ t need to take the fundamentals courses (even though they’re going to be really fun and we all need to keep practicing!).  

To register, you can call or email me, Heather, at 701-388-8659 or heather@rivervalleyarms.com. Payments can be made the day of the course.

 Of course, if you have ANY questions, please feel free to contact me!

Heather Koffler
701-388-8659 cell
heather@rivervalleyarms.com

12 Responses to “Women-Only Weekend”

  1. Miranda Schunk April 8, 2015 at 11:48 pm Permalink

    I would like to register for all three classes for the woman’s only weekend

    • Heather Koffler April 9, 2015 at 2:56 pm Permalink

      I’ve got you registered Miranda! See you then!

  2. Jen Keehl August 25, 2015 at 10:02 pm Permalink

    Is the women’s only weekend full?

    • Heather Koffler August 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm Permalink

      Hi Jen!

      There’s still room and time to get registered! Let me know and I can get you in!

      • Jennifer keehl September 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm Permalink

        Yes please sign me up

        • Heather Koffler September 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm Permalink

          Will do Jennifer! I’ll shoot you an email with the details!

  3. Rondi Kodet October 27, 2015 at 4:53 pm Permalink

    When is the next women’s weekend or upcoming conceal and carry class? If I were to get a group together, would you be willing to hold a weekend for us?

    • Heather Koffler October 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm Permalink

      Hi Rondi!
      We have two Women-Only Weekends a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. We will certainly schedule another date if you’d like! I’ll email you with the details! -Heather

  4. Rondi Kodet February 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm Permalink

    Do you have your spring date set yet?

    • Heather Koffler February 5, 2016 at 6:38 pm Permalink

      Hi Rondi!

      We sure do! The spring date for Women-Only Weekend is May 14-15, 2016. To register, call or text Heather at 701-388-8659 or email heather@rivervalleyarms.com – first name, last name, phone number and $20 non-refundable down payment are needed for each class and student. Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks so much!

  5. Nicole December 19, 2016 at 5:35 pm Permalink

    Will you be offering these classes in 2017 as well?

    • Heather Koffler December 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm Permalink

      You bet! May 27-28, 2017 and October 14-15, 2017 are the dates!

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